National Day on Writing Readings archive


Place: UCEW, GS 215

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In celebration of writing, this event will honor the winners of the 2011 NDOW writing contests and feature a reading by noted Cuban novelist Cristina García.

Christina Garcia

Cristina García's first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was a bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award. With four subsequent novels, a poetry collection, and three books for young readers, including her most recent novel, Dreams of Significant Girls, García has firmly established herself as a major American writer with an international reputation. She has received accolades from numerous institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been translated into fourteen languages.   Born in Havana, but raised in New York, before becoming a full time fiction writer, García was a journalist and Miami Bureau Chief for Time Magazine. She is also the founder and artistic director of Las Dos Brujas Writers' Workshops.